Grateful Dead Live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center on 1988-02-16
- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
Schoeps CMC3/MK41>DAT>CDR ; Via Charlie Miller ; Re Seeded by T. Wiley ; Please Note this is a fixed copy of Charlie Miller's seed.
- 2004-07-02 14:00:30
- Oakland, CA
- Schoeps CMC3/MK41>DAT>CDR
Subject: Will be on noone's Top Ten list - either way
2nd Set: This is the first time I've experienced the 'Chinese New Year percussive ensemble,' if that is, in case, the reason for the "Drums" segment preceding any songs. The obvious choice is a bouncy "Iko." My goodness, we're dealing with drizzling dirt clogging up the audio pipes. "Playin" fits the momentum; however, the jamming is fetal and undeveloped. "Eyes" is at least active thanks to Brent's constant 'coloring' need. "Drums" is fine, though it sounds a bit messy. "Space" is rather aimless and did nothing for me. "The Wheel" is passable, (both meanings) "Watchtower" has at least a charcteristic, drunkenly energetic contentment. "Fantasy" Finally we get an above-average version. It feels like Jerry has woken from a whole-show slumber. Not outstanding, but solidly very good. It's amazing - the collective enrapturement. "NFA" is not as gloriously noisy as the previous song, but Jerry's riffs are nicely applied. Wow, at 6:07 the song just stops. It takes the crowd twenty seconds on how to initiate their (sloppy by 6:50-7:10) own. Kinda epitomizes the evening...one noteworthy song out of?... I mean, nothing's bad per se...
A wily intro of "US Blues" punctuates another Jerry theme of the evening: mild-mannered solemn singing...
"Sometimes," Jerry stated, "the band and the audience's perception of an evening completely varies." Tonight, it's evident to everyone that although this wasn't a bad show, it's not particularly noteworthy or urgent.
2 1/2 stars rounded down
Subject: Bad sound
You will find a bit of delight i think with Fantasy , but mebbe its jus me that gets a thrill out of hearing Brent and Jerry come together the way they do.
Not a bad sounding show , not a great sounding show.
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